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Hawley Elementary School

  • School Board Postpones CIP Decision Again

    For the second meeting in a row, the Board of Education postponed a decision on its five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) on Tuesday, September 1.

    A decision is expected during the board’s next scheduled meeting, September 15.

  • Student Art Displayed At Hawley

    Karen Smiley, left, was escorted by her daughter Lauren and son Andrew to look at art on display for Hawley Elementary School's Art Show, held on Thursday, June 11.

  • ‘Smiles And Laughter’ At Hawley’s Field Day

    Hawley Elementary School students Sam Kirshner, left, and Piper Feli participated in a Beach Ball Relay station during Hawley Elementary School’s Field Day on May 29. The station challenged participants to hold hands while not touching a beach ball, which was snuggled between the participants while they raced.

  • Author Lita Judge Visits Schools

    Author and illustrator Lita Judge visited three of Newtown’s elementary schools between Monday, May 11, and Thursday, May 14, sharing stories about her life, her pets, and from her books.

    Her first visit was to Middle Gate Elementary School on Monday, May 11.

  • Hawley Parents Voice Concerns And ‘SOS’ Message To Superintendent

    Within a week of a Facility and Enrollment Study Committee report presentation, the Hawley Elementary School community delivered a sharp response to the idea of closing the school.

  • Facility And Enrollment Study Assesses Hawley Or Middle School Closing

    A facility and enrollment study, presented by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 2, recommends closing Hawley Elementary School due to declining enrollment.

    While Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, cost estimates were also provided for the closure of the middle school.

    “This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy,” said Dr Erardi.

  • Facility And Enrollment Study Assesses Hawley Or Middle School Closing

    After Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented configurations during the Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday, June 2, for closing a school in the district, he said the Facility and Enrollment Study Committee endorses closing an elementary school.

    Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, but cost estimates were also provided if Newtown Middle School were closed. 

    "This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy," said Dr Erardi. 

  • Charlotte’s Litter Visits Hawley Elementary School

    Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.

    Charlotte’s Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost her life on 12/14, and the support that her family and friends received from local comfort and therapy dogs.

  • Hawley’s Spring Concert Assembly

    Hawley Elementary School Principal Christopher Moretti welcomed the assembled students on Monday, May 4, to the fourth grade’s Spring Concert.

    The fourth graders, Mr Moretti told the rest of the student body, had worked hard for the performance, and would go on to present the Spring Concert for family and friends during the evening of Wednesday, May 6.

  • STEM Night At Hawley School

    Hawley Elementary School third and fourth grade students and their parents visited different stations set up in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 4, for the school’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night.

    The event was sponsored by the school’s PTA and overseen by Hawley math/science specialist Jenna Connors.

    “I hope this is the first of many,” said Ms Connors, with groups of people at each station around the room.